Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks sophomore guard April Young was named to the 2009-2010 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Women's Basketball All-District VI Second Team, it was announced by the College of Sports Information Directors of America Thursday.
The 5-foot-6 native of Deer, Ark., is tied with teammate Sabrina Goddard as the leading scorer in the American Southwest Conference with a 16.6 average. Young leads the ASC in three-pointers per game (2.6) and ranks ninth in free throw percentage (78.1%). Young is hitting 34.6 percent of her three-point shots, fourteenth-best in the ASC and averaging 6.2 rebounds per game, nineteenth-best in the league. Young has started in all 18 games this season and is the team-leader in three-pointers (47). She has reached double figures in each game and has made three or more from behind the arc nine times. Young was named ASC Player of the Week in January after averaging 16.5 points and 11.0 rebounds over a two-game stretch.
A biology major, Young is a member of the ASC All-Academic Team. She joins Erica Eneks and Mandi Carter as most recent members of the Academic All-America Team.
Young is a graduate of Deer High School where she named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference, and All-District as a senior.
The Academic All-District VI Women’s Basketball Team for the college division recognizes outstanding NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, and NAIA student-athletes from the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
To be eligible for Academic All-America honors, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for their career. Freshmen are not eligible.